Profile of Director : Kazufumi Nagano

Nagano was born in Asakusa, Tokyo in 1962 and got familiar with popular drama and Shochiku Kageki Dan in his childhood.

While at in Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, he made a commitment to terpsichorean art and took Kazuo Ohno as his teacher. After engaging in some theatrical works, he conducted classes on senior performances for primarily students in the drama department of Toho Gakuen.

In 1996, he take the lead in organizing a theatre troop Ikenoshita, aspiring after a new vision of synergy of theater and butoh.

Currently working as a president and director of Ikenoshita. Received the prize of excellent director in Toga Director’s Contest 2006.

In April 2008, Nagano was called up on by Shanghai Theatre Academy and held a long-term workshop.

A member of ITI (International Theatre Institute). A member of Japan Performing Arts Foundation. Adjunct instructor of Toho Gakuen College.